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The Honolulu Advertiser

Updated at 3:26 p.m., Sunday, February 3, 2008

UH Warriors land two Kahuku High standouts

By Stephen Tsai
Advertiser Staff Writer

Two Kahuku High School standouts will be joining the University of Hawaii football program.

All-State linebacker Paipai Falemalu and linebacker/defensive end Alema Tachibana today accepted football scholarships from UH.

By accepting, Falemalu turned down offers from California, Washington and Oregon State.

Falemalu is 6 feet 3 and 220 pounds and has been called a "coach's dream" by Kahuku head coach Reggie Torres. "He's a good student and a great athlete," Torres said.

Torres said Tachibana, who is 6-3 and 200, can play both positions but prefers to "be in a three-point stance and charge."

The first day that high school recruits can sign binding national letters of intent is Wednesday.

Reach Stephen Tsai at stsai@honoluluadvertiser.com.